The appointment of former national footballer Brent Sancho as Minister of sport sends a good signal to the athletes of Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister Sancho is to be commended for accepting the position in what can be best described as challenging times for Trinidad and Tobago Sport given the macro economic reality of falling oil and gas revenue , the recent life sport scandal and other systemic issues bedeviling and hampering local sport.

In welcoming the new Minister of Sport there is confidence that his experience as a national team sport athlete , a professional footballer,  managing director of Central FC, his advocacy for player rights will give him the context and commitment to make decisions that are in the best interest of sport and the athletes.

In addressing some of the major problems zero tolerance for corruption and poor governance will be essential success factors.

On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee(TTOC) I welcome the new Minister of Sport and extend best wises to him for a successful , progressive and forward thinking tenure.